Thursday, January 27, 2011
249 Springvale Road
This restaurant has come a long way. Back from when it was just a tiny little shop next to the Glen Waverley's train station where take away and delivery were the main focus; they could only fit a maximum of 20 diners at a time and with one main chef and one or two helpers, turnover rate was low as well. Now, it has got its own shop along Springvale Rd with decent space and number of seats, and at least 4 helpers. That is a pretty good achievement.
Depending on what you prefer, I am sure there is something on the menu that would please you. They have green, red and yellow curries and with your own selection of protein. Love their curries, but I also adore their stir-fry like the spicy basil and chilli or cashew nut style.
Tom Yum Goong (prawn) is arguably the best soup on offer. The petite bowl is full of flavors, perfectly balanced out. It is possibly the most authentic tom yum I've tried so far. The lemongrass was not too overpowering with generous amount of vegetables and mushroom; it was just right. Plus point - soup was not very spicy, rather mild.
If curry is not your thing, their stir-fry noodles are not too shabby either. Their Pad Thai style is the only style on offer but hey, no complaints about that. It is one of the most popular "street food" in Thailand. The chef at Thai Yim did a fantastic job in delivering the dish, which has everything to do with her outstanding wok skills. Again, generous portion of protein and vegetables. There was nothing outstanding about their serve of fried chicken wings (below) but it is nevertheless an enjoyable dish.
Thai Yim is the place to be for authentic Thai food without the price tag. Friendly service always and fantastic food all round. Environment is very relaxed for family dining. This is the next best thing if you do not want to travel to Lygon Street.